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Department of Computer Information Systems

Department of Computer Information Systems

Course Descriptions

Computer Science

CSCI-A 103 : Microcomputer Applications: Word Processing

Word processing portion of CSCI-A 106. To be taught concurrently with CSCI-A 106. Lecture and laboratory. Credit not given for both CSCI-A 103 and (CSCI-A 106 or CSCI-A 200) and BUS-K 201.

CSCI-A 104 : Microcomputer Applications: Spreadsheets

Spreadsheet portion of CSCI-A 106. To be taught concurrently with CSCI-A 106. Lecture and laboratory. Credit not given for both CSCI-A 104 and (CSCI-A 106 or CSCI-A 200) and BUS-K 201.

CSCI-A 105 : Microcomputer Applications: Databases

Relational database portion of CSCI-A 106. To be taught concurrently with CSCI-A 106. Lecture and laboratory. Credit not given for both CSCI-A 105 and (CSCI-A 106 or CSCI-A 200) and BUS-K 201.

CSCI-A 106 : Introduction to Computing

The use of computers in everyday activities. How computers work; use of packaged programs for word processing, spreadsheets, file management, communication, graphics, etc. Lecture and laboratory. No credit given for both CSCI-A 106 and BUS-K 201. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

CSCI-A 201 : Introduction to Computers and Programming

Emphasis on modular programming, user-interface design, and documentation principles. (Fall)

CSCI-A 210 : Introduction to Visual Basic Programming

Introduction to business application program­ming. Students learn the skills necessary to design and implement programs and program interfaces using rapid application development techniques and visual development tools such as Visual Basic. (Fall)

CSCI-A 213 : Database Applications

This course introduces the student to database techniques.  The student will develop tables, custom forms, reports, and queries.  Advanced topics include developing ASP pages for the WWW, developing and understanding relationship database design, macros, securing a database, integrating Access with the web and other programs. 

CSCI-A 247 : Network Technologies and Administration

Introduction to network principles and current network technology, both hardware and software. Network administration tools and techniques. Laboratory exercises provide practical experience. (Spring)

CSCI-A 251 : Introduction to Digital Imaging Applications

An introduction to digital imaging software applications such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Students will learn the technical skills necessary to use such digital imaging software, primarily for the use of Office applications and Web development. (once a year)

CSCI-A 285 : Advanced Microcomputer Applications

Introduces and applies advanced features of microcomputer applications packages such as word processors, spreadsheets, graphic presentation software, etc. Emphasis is put on the movement of data among various software packages and on the creation and use of macros, styles, and scripts. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

CSCI-A 302 : Object-Oriented Programming Techniques

Advanced programming techniques: user-oriented functions and types, recursion versus iteration, parameter-passing mechanisms. Abstract data types: stacks, queues, linked lists, trees, hash tables. Algorithmic solutions to standard problems of searching, sorting, string matching, space-time complexity. Continued emphasis on programming styles issues. Object-oriented programming. Credit cannot be given for both CSCI-A 302 and INFO-I 211 except with permission. (Spring)

CSCI-A 340 : An Introduction to Web Programming

An introduction to programming Web documents, including HTML, JavaScript, and Perl. Creation of a simple Web site, including a home page with dynamic elements, using both client-side and server-side techniques. (Fall)

CSCI-A 346 : User Interface Programming

Learn to prototype and build graphical user interfaces for computer applications, using contemporary software design methodology. Students design and implement prototype interfaces to applications provided by the instructor. Extensive use of both commercial and experimental software tools. (Spring)

CSCI-A 347 : Computer and Network Security Essentials

The computing security problem. Threats, vulnerabilities, exploits, defenses, and countermeasures. Firewalls and TCP/IP services. Information and risk. Implementing security policies and practices. Disaster planning, prevention, and recovery operations. Legal, ethical and privacy issues. (Spring, Fall, alternate years)

CSCI-A 348 : Mastering the World Wide Web

Survey of World Wide Web applications and use including browsers, search engines, e-mail, news groups, FTP, multimedia, etc. Design and develop personal and professional Web pages using hypertext and scripting languages. Publishing and posting Web pages and documents. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

CSCI-A 447 : Advanced Networking Systems and Administration

This course provides a comprehensive study of LAN communication protocols.  The Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) model, client/server operating system architectures, basic security services, and systems administration concepts.  Students design, construct, administer a LAN using a popular network operating system. (Spring)

CSCI-C 106 : Introduction to Computers and Their Use

An introduction to computers and data processing. Includes the historical and current status of data processing and electronic digital computers; a survey of computer applications; foundations of computer programming; survey of programming languages. Credit cannot be given for both CSCI-C 106 and INFO-I 101. (Fall, Spring, Summer I)

CSCI-C 150 : Procedures and Problem Solving

A systematic examination of problem perception and problem-solving techniques with an emphasis on data processing and information systems applications. Includes the study of structured methodologies and various heuristic and algorithmic procedures. By providing training in problem solving independent of a programming language, the student will be better prepared to use these skills in programming and computer applications classes that assume their mastery. (Spring, Summer)

CSCI-C 201 : Computer Programming II

Computer programming, algorithm, and program structure. Computer solutions to problems. FORTRAN or Java will be the vehicle for program development. Lecture and discussion. Credit will not be given for both CSCI-C 201 and CSCI-A 201 or CSCI-C 203 or INFO-I 210, except by permission of the department. (Fall)

CSCI-C 203 : COBOL and File Processing

Computer program­ming and algorithms. Application to large file processing functions of an organization. Credit not given for both CSCI-C 203 and CSCI-C 201, or for both CSCI-C 203 and CSCI-C 303, except by permission of the department. (Occasionally)

CSCI-C 297 : Sophomore Topics in Computer Sciences

Selected topics in computer science appropriate to the student in or nearing the end of the sophomore year. Course may cover a topic selected from but not limited to the following list: programming languages, computer graphics, artificial intelligence, ethics in data processing, and database systems. May be repeated for no more than 9 credit hours. (Occasionally)

CSCI-C 307 : Applied Programming Techniques

Programming techniques: data analysis, sorting and searching, use of tape and disk files, string and text manipulation. Credit cannot be given for both CSI-C 307 and INFO-I 211, except by permission. (Spring)

CSCI-C 311 : Programming Languages

Systematic approach to programming languages. Relationships among languages, properties and features of language, and the computer environment necessary to use languages. Lecture and laboratory. (Occasionally)

CSCI-C 320 : Advanced COBOL

A continuation and extension of COBOL syntax as taught in CSCI-C 203. Extensive use will be made of structured COBOL in the development of large programs requiring access to various file structures. (Occasionally)

CSCI-C 330 : Object-oriented Systems Analysis and Design

This course is an introduction to object-oriented analysis and design. The course covers the foundations, methods and phases of object-oriented analysis and design in  developing an information system. Building an information system requires requirements collection, behavioral modeling and dynamic interactions in the system. A major goal of this course is to teach core concepts, modeling methods, UML diagrams and major phases of analysis and design. The topics to be introduced include methodology, object orientation, requirements collection, domain analysis, use case modeling, structural modeling and database modeling. (Fall)

CSCI-C 343 : Data Structures

Systematic study of data structures encountered in computing problems; structure and use of storage media; methods of representing structured data; and techniques for operating on data structures. Lectures and laboratory. (Occasionally)

CSCI-C 390 : Individual Programming Laboratory

Students will design, program, verify, and document a special project assignment selected in consultation with an instructor. This course may be taken several times up to a maximum of 6 credits. Prior to enrolling, students must arrange for an instructor to supervise their course activity. Credit not given for both CSCI-C 390 and DPIS-D 390 in excess of 6 credit hours. (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II)

CSCI-C 410 : Simulation and Modeling

Construction of various types of computer science models and simulations, including scheduling and forecasting, queuing, and process control. (Occasionally)

CSCI-C 430 : Object-Oriented Systems Analysis and Design II

This course is the second class for object-oriented systems analysis and design. The course covers advanced topics in object-oriented systems analysis and design. The topics to be introduced include dynamic modeling, design patterns and factory method, the user interface, components and reuse, database modeling and implementation. In combination with software development tools, students will apply, in course projects, these design methods and skills to design an information system and implement important functions in the system. (Spring)

CSCI-C 442 : Database Systems

This course covers the fundamentals of database design and management focusing on the relational database model. Studetns will acquire the knowledge of database application technology; write queries by Structured Query Language (SQL); design tables via normalization; data modeling with the entity-relationship model; transform data models into a rational model. Students will learn database administration and manage multiusers in DBMS. Students will learn one popular Database Management System (DBMS) and learn Data Definition Language (DDL) for database relations. Students will also develope a database application and manage a remote database via the application. (Spring)

CSCI-C 445 : Information Systems Design

Concepts, theory, and practice in systems design and analysis with particular attention to current database methods and control. (Occasionally)

CSCI-C 446 : Information Systems Development

Analysis and implementation of information systems. Hardware organization and the relationship to software constructs such as sequential versus direct access, coding and indexing strategies, inverted files, rings, trees, and multilinked structures. (Occasionally)

CSCI-Y 398 : Internship in Professional Practice

Designed to provide opportunities for students to receive credit for selected, career related, full-time or part-time work. Evaluation by employer and faculty sponsors. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II)